Sunday, December 31st, 2006
11:42 am - You Can Learn from Books!  
This year's book list:

Three at Wolfe's Door - Rex Stout
Please Pass the Guilt - Rex Stout
Man-Kzin Wars IX - Larry Niven, ed.
The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn
A Family Affair - Rex Stout
The City of Baraboo - Barry B. Longyear
Manifold: Space - Stephen Baxter
At All Costs - David Weber
Thud! - Terry Pratchett
Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
Murder in E Minor - Robert Goldsborough
Starburst - Frederik Pohl
The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov
Murder and Magic - Randall Garrett
Lord Darcy Investigates - Randall Garrett
Too Many Magicians. - Randall Garrett
Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
The Trouble Twisters - Poul Anderson
Foul Ball : My Life and Hard Times Trying to Save an Old Ballpark - Jim Bouton
Mirkheim - Poul Anderson
Fer-de-Lance - Rex Stout
The League of Frightened Men - Rex Stout
Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball - Stephen Jay Gould
The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
Trader to the Stars - Poul Anderson
The Final Solution - Michael Chabon
A Fire upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge
The Dragon Never Sleeps - Glen Cook
Measure Twice, Cut Once: Lessons from a Master Carpenter - Norm Abram
The Physics of Star Trek - Lawrence M. Krauss
Transfigurations - Michael Bishop
Reader's Digest Treasury for Young Readers
Where's My Cow? - Terry Pratchett
Jingo - Terry Pratchett
The Sinking of the Bismarck - William L. Shirer

About half were rereads.

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Ringo: Books are good.
Grandfather: *Parading's* better.
Ringo: Parading?
Grandfather: [nods eagerly] Parading the streets! Trailing your coat! Bowling along! LIVING!
Ringo: Well, I am living.
Grandfather: You? Living? When was the last time you gave a girl a pink-edged daisy? When did you last embarrass a sheila with your cool, appraising stare?
Ringo: You're a bit old for that sort of chat, aren't you?
Grandfather: Well at least I've got a backlog of memories! All you've got is - THAT BOOK!
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